Scanning the sneaker aisle at my local sporting good store made me cringe about the thought of having to spend a large sum of money on a new pair of kicks. Prices escalated into the hundreds never dropping below $50 (my max budget).
In this moment, the saleswoman came over to ease my obvious tension and very kindly escorted me to kids’ section of the store.
Turns out most adults can fit into the larger kids’ sizes and kids’ shoes are typically half the price when compared to adult models. I would suggest trying them on, but women’s shoe sizes are two sizes bigger than what you would be in girls’. For example, if you are a size 8 in women’s sneakers, then you would be a size 6 in girls’ sneakers, and so on.
Discovering this information really made shopping for new sneakers a less daunting task, and I was able to get some bright blue Nikes for $35! (Much better than the $79 pair I was holding before.)